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Canadian, Wine Bar
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1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stage is one of our favorite restaurants in Victoria. We have been many times and always enjoyed the food. The service and ambiance are always delightful. On our recent visit, we had a tasty pork and chicken pate accompanied by slices of delicious duck breast salumi laced with its silken fat. The Langos (deep fried potato bread with a roasted... More 

1 Thank squash
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved these dishes - brussel sprouts, meatballs, sirloin, steak tartar, scallops, cod, chicken, haloumi plates. Nicely prepared, full flavour experience and satisfying. We had a wonderful meal. One of us is a vegetarian and unfortunately it was difficult to find enough to eat and feel satisfied for her. Perhaps, we could have ordered more mindfully. My main complaint would... More 

Thank Michele B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remembered when I just moved to Victoria, and walked my new neighbourhood and came across "Stage" in my journey. From the outside it looked like a trendy restaurant, and I continued to walk past. A month later, I was flying on Air Canada and noticed the top 10 new restaurants in Canada, and I was surprised to see Stage... More 

Thank Trent P
Victoria, Canada
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the mushrooms, cauliflower and pommes frites. I found the cauliflower a bit too salty. The mushrooms were perfect but a couple more pieces of the toast would've been nice. I was surprised that they use paper napkins and not linen. Our server was very nice. This is a really cute & cozy restaurant.

1 Thank amed6
Victoria, Canada
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Flying in to Victoria from Calgary with our destination: 8 pm at Stage. We met our cousins for a small plates dinner: sausage; pork belly; scallops X 2 and cod with good accompaniments and unoaked Chardonnay from Burgundy (call it Chablis). Food was good but it would be prettier if it weren't shared😊. Server had just been to Calgary so... More 

Thank Barbara L
North Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had a casual birthday celebration on a Saturday night. We heard a lot about the food and we were not disappointed. Besides the food, the thing that made the experience so enjoyable was the service staff. At no time did we feel pressured but they were always available. They never seemed rushed and were very knowledgable and friendly. The prices... More 

Thank Peter F
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went as a group from work for our Christmas party dinner and all food items were outstanding. We did the VIP tasting menu which I would highly recommend to anyone who is a foodie. The scallops fantastic, could have eaten 15 of these alone.The pork bell a delight, and wine paired with each course was magnificent. A few of... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was a great recommendation for an evening out. Stage is small and cozy, and the food was very good. We had the fried cauliflower, gnocchi, scallops, squid and the langos for dessert. The gnocchi was very good - the gnocchi was creamy and paired really well with the bacon. The scallops were served with a mushroom risotto. The squid... More 

Thank Henry S
Port Townsend, Washington
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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

When you have been traveling for a few days, and faced with choosing yet another restaurant, small plates are a great way to go.....plenty of variety without big portions of any one dish. The quality of food and service here was top class, and the wine selection interesting. Would definitely go back to explore the menu more

Thank Stephen C
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Chose this spot for a late Friday tapas dinner. Wasn't too loud or crowded and we waited maybe 10 mins for a table. The service was great and help with wine selection was appreciated. We ordered the charcuterie plate which was a bit disappointing as the bread that came with it was average and it lacked special touches. The ceviche... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Canadian, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4222
Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times

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